Category: GLBTQ

Throwing the T overboard to save the LGB

There’s an ongoing debate in progressive and LGBT communities about whether or not Congress should pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Yes, that’s…

Doug Giles gives it to the gays.

Oh Doug Giles, you are too funny: Can you imagine if a group of Christians got together and made a photograph advertising their upcoming rally, and in that photo they deliberately went out of their way to tick off homosexuals?…

As the Unthinkable Becomes Inevitable

San Diego’s Republican mayor, Jerry Sanders, was expected to veto legislation in support of gay marriage this week. Yesterday he had a change of heart (WARNING: GRAB A HANKY): Definitely the feel-good story of the weekend, and illustrative of why…

On Hate Crimes

Two must-read posts: Vox ex Machina and XicanoPwr. Vox details a handful of recent hate crimes, and points out that these are not individual acts; they are part of a larger and long-standing trend of violence against people who differ…

Quote of the Day

From Laura MacDonald: And for our part, let’s stop being so surprised when we discover that our public figures have their own complex sex lives, and start being more suspicious when they self-righteously denounce the sex lives of others.

the quaint and the queer

Right. Here’s a left turn; some of it’s remixed, and some of it’s not. I’m queer as hell. I think we’ve established this. The other thing I am, though–and it’s a big part of my identity, much as I’ve kicked…

Gender/queerness and street harassment

Yesterday morning I listened to a segment on the Brian Lehrer show about street harassment (cat-calling) in NYC. Lehrer interviewed three women: Latosha Belton and Ashley Lewis, two Brooklyn teenagers who worked with Girls for Gender Equity to create “Sisters…